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New York Times, Saturday, October 16, 2010

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 135 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2010, The New York TimesNo. 1016 ( 22,257 )

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Licks : BEATSUP
8
Plant production : NECTAR
14
In a position of prominence : ONTHEMAP
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Hydrocarbon with two carbons : ETHANE
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City founded by Shiva, according to legend : VARANASI
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Reasons to presoak : STAINS
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Reform : AMEND
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One in a crowded delivery room : SEPTUPLET
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Soup thickener : ROUX
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It may be written in code : VIRUS
24
Overdo the tanning : FRY
25
Information on wine bottles: Abbr. : YRS
26
Insufferable guests : BOORS
27
Mobile home dweller : SNAIL
29
Fish catchers : SEINES
30
Puerto Rican seaport : PONCE
31
Expressions of affection made with the eyes : BUTTERFLYKISSES
35
First name of a 1978 Peace Nobelist : ANWAR
36
Renew old connections? : REWIRE
37
Shows anger publicly, say : RIOTS
38
Throw in together : UNITE
39
Kahn of Broadway : GUS
42
1940s musical innovation : BOP
43
Drill item : RIFLE
44
Unhappy influence : BANE
45
Not fully reliable, as evidence : ANECDOTAL
48
Viola da ___ (old stringed instrument) : GAMBA
49
Mideast dough : DINARS
50
William Cullen Bryant poem that begins "Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!" : NOVEMBER
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Like many songbirds : OSCINE
53
It's more than just a game : TWINBILL
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Monologue writers? : STENOS
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Fill up : SATIATE
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Literary adulteress's surname : BOVARY
2
Bewitch : ENAMOR
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Father of Agamemnon : ATREUS
4
"I appreciate it," in text messages : THANX
5
Transport : SEND
6
Meryl's "Prime" co-star : UMA
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It's also known as a maypop : PASSIONFRUIT
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Forest homes : NESTS
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Shakespeare rebuke : ETTU
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Get rough : CHAP
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Crayfish features : TAILFANS
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Creator of the Mayfair Witches : ANNERICE
13
Makes over : RESTYLES
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Architect interred in Arlington National Cemetery : PIERRELENFANT
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Russian Orthodox substitutes for palm branches on Palm Sunday : PUSSYWILLOWS
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___ dire : VOIR
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Case load? : BEERS
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Staple of gothic architecture : SPIRE
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Slim win margin : NOSE
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"At once!" : STAT
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Island nation with a trident on its flag : BARBADOS
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Supporter of the North : UNIONIST
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British coin introduced in 1971 : TWOPENCE
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One of many lost by Charlie Brown : KITE
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Smallest republic on the African mainland : GAMBIA
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Begin disrobing, possibly : UNBELT
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English illustrator who created the "St. Trinian's" cartoon series : SEARLE
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Anniversary order : ROSES
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"___ Meets Godzilla" (classic 1969 cartoon) : BAMBI
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First son : CAIN
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1962 title film character played by Joseph Wiseman : DRNO
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Mannerly man : GENT
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Through : VIA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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